Posting photos

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Posting photos

Post by MichaelG92 » Mon May 21, 2018 7:48 pm

How do you put a photo/picture in a post? I'm aware most people use Photobucket but they charge a monthly fee, is there a way to do it for free?
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Re: Posting photos

Post by Fulford » Mon May 21, 2018 9:28 pm

the ones in my build thread (limited as it is) are hosted on imgur and then i just use the embed code I get from there.
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Re: Posting photos

Post by MarkR » Tue May 22, 2018 7:40 am

Scale the picture to a moderate size, then the board lets you upload them.

I scaled mine this to 400x200 or something. I think the maximum file size is 250k or something.
zerosmall.png
zerosmall.png (158.36 KiB) Viewed 359 times
Obviously a jpg has better compression so a bigger image size would be allowed.

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Re: Posting photos

Post by peterwaller » Tue May 22, 2018 8:04 am

When I had the problem of Photobucket starting to charge I was going to put my photo's directly on the forum but was told that it would cause problems if everyone did it.
I now upload the photo's I want to post to my onedrive then right click on them and select view online.
Then select the embed button along the top which generates a link in the box bottom right of the screen.
Select that fairly long link and copy it into the buffer Ctrl C.
Then go to your post select the Insert Image button and Paste in the link Ctrl P and the image will appear when you Preview or Submit.
Because my images are usually higher definition than needed I usually open them with paint before I put them on the onedrive and resize them to 25%.

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Re: Posting photos

Post by voorsk » Tue May 22, 2018 8:44 am

I've used flickr on this and other forums, and it seems okay. It can generate BB code, which I always trim a bit so that it doesn't add a title under the image.

I'm always a little suspicious that no-one else ever seems to use flickr, and worry that everyone knows something I don't. I just like it because it doesn't randomly hide my photos behind a paywall or insist viewers install an app (as far as I know)
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Re: Posting photos

Post by Shakey » Tue May 22, 2018 4:52 pm

The lack of flickr use is mainly due to imgur being such a dominant force in the image host world, especially after photobucket added a paywall. Imgur was originally made to support reddit (ranked 6 in global website rankings), imgur itself is ranked 4 at the moment. So you can see how widespread imgur is as a host (For fun the other top sites are Google, Youtube, Facebook and Twitter).

I use imgur myself and have a fair amount of trust it's not going to go paywall on people.
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Re: Posting photos

Post by Lincoln » Tue May 22, 2018 5:41 pm

i used to use jpeg compression tools to compress picture to the point that they were small enough to put on this site directly.
i've now started using google pictures shared albums, as this is free, easy to do. simply put pictures into an album on your android phone or online though your google account, and then press share, select public sharing link, then paste the link in to your post on the forum.
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Re: Posting photos

Post by MichaelG92 » Tue May 22, 2018 6:56 pm

Resizing the photos in paint did the trick Peter, although for some reason it didn't like me posting more than one photo at a time. But that's a surmountable problem. Thank you everyone for your suggestions!
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